Post by Sir Chancelot on Oct 18, 2011 23:04:07 GMT
Guernsey League 2011/2012 - 18th October 2011 Opening match- Layabouts v (2 times Champs) Breakaways.
This opening clash was played in good spirits with plenty of harmless banter from both sides. Breakaways had taken all 5 points with the break in recent seasons so any wins would have been a bonus for the home side;
Terry Girard 7000 v Paul Le Gallez 300 Terry took control early on, as Paul fluffed his opening break. Tel posted a 2500 break early doors and was in driving seat from then on. Out of sorts Paul will have to get some practice in if he is going to recapture form shown last season.
Ben Wilding 2510 v Darren Ogier ) 0 (BP) Ben in only his second season needs to separate his pool shots from his Bar Billiards shots. Darren failed to settle, however was ahead most of the game, despite scoring less than 1000 in 10 minutes. Ben then found some form and gained the advantage, however Darren was unlucky when he nearly sneaked it when the bar dropped, failing to sink the red in the 200 and taking the black out.
Paul Dyer 8710 v Roy Le Page 1720 Roy did not get to grips with the table, and Diddy failed to capitalize on his first break attempt. However on his second break he calmly stuck in a 6K to leave Roy Le Taxi with no chance at all. 3-0 up the home team were in a state of shock .
Norman Wilkinson 3710 v Ian Champion 3980. the closest game of the night. Champ was scoring 10K on this table last season with no trouble, and he started off confidently enough, but was off at 1.5K. Stormin was struggling and Champ should have settled it with his second break chance, but lost it. I then fought back with two breaks and Champ was looking shakey. However when the bar dropped he was on the table and managed to clear the balls and scored just enough to win, much to the delight of his teammates.
Mat Ogier 3290 v Gary Naftel 6580. Gazza never looked like crying over spilt milk and kept his nose in front after his first break, Mat fought well, however could not catch Gary who gained the second point of the night for his team
1/1/11 Guernsey League Giants 1 v Layabouts 4 played at La Fontaine Inn
Eight Jersey 'hopefuls' warmed up with their off the spot skills tonight. The away team took advantage of the opening breaks although some struggled with the table.
Tom Oliver 3980 Ben Wilding 700 Ben started off confidently enough, however lost his opening break, and from then onwards, Tom showed his experience, maintaining his 100% record this season.
John van Katwyk 1420 Norman Wilkinson 5600 Two big breaks finished off my opponent, and he struggled to make up the deficit.
Luke Oliver 420 Paul Dyer 5480 Luke drew the short straw against the on form Diddy, although he was dissapointed not to rack up a higher points total. As the final whistle blew for his beloved Arsenal, Dids was also glad to get the point.
Karl Ogier 740 Mat Ogier 3830 The battle of the brothers again was a very tense affair. Oggy was off after just two shots, but Karl was unable to take advantage. Both players looking out of sorts and unhappy with the table.
Bob Le Moigman 1690 Terry Girard 5330 Tel looked always in control, however an attempt to beat my score failed miserably. Good win for Tel though again, who is playing confidently and on a mission this season. 2/2 wins.
Post by Sir Chancelot on Nov 15, 2011 23:08:55 GMT
15/11/11 Guernsey League Baukliners 1 Layabouts 4 ;D played on the recently re-covered West Legion table :)
Us 'Townies' ventured deep into the Guernsey countryside for this fixture, at a place where the local patios is still spoken, and the 'true Guern' is still alive and well, to face the current Guernsey champions and the runaway league leaders, following their three consecutive 4-1 wins.
Barry Osborne 1810 Norman Wilkinson 4660 I was off after just 1,300 opening break, and Ozzy should have taken advantage. However he never felt (no pun intended) comfortable with the speed-cloth and I made use of the break when I got it back. Ozzy's first loss this season.
Andy (Judas) Rundle 4320 Terry Girard 5770 An epic battle between two former team mates. Andy seemed to be in the driving seat after his 4,100 break, however Tel (on a mission) Girard took control and gradually fought back to claim the win.
Trevor Gallienne 9960 Ben Wilding 1470 Anxious to stop the rot and avenge his surprise defeat of last season, Trev managed to pull one back for the home team, Ben only having two shots, one being his disappointing opening break.
Pete Sanders 3620 Mat Ogier 4440 Neither player looking comfortable with the table, this could have gone either way. Mat settled towards the latter stages to keep ahead on points and gratefully claim another point.
Rodney Smith 0 Paul Dyer 15800 Anxious to make amends for his disappointing performance in Jersey, on the tables, not at the bar that is, ::) Diddy set off at a fair pace and looked very confident. Having never seen him touch up to keep a score in my life, I was getting worried when he was on over 10K with the game won. But he just kept on going with a play out, and recorded the highest score this season so far, on a table that was running a little over 15 mins, which may prove difficult to beat this season (so says Trev) ;D
Post by Sir Chancelot on Nov 23, 2011 23:16:22 GMT
No league games this week. First round of Guernsey singles played. Biggest casualties were Jersey stars Champs and Gary Naftel, the former loosing to teammate Roy Le Page, and Gary loosing to Trevor Gallienne. Andy Rundle back to winning ways, although Darren Ogier had a pot at the 200 to win, but failed. Tom Oliver beat Bob Chapple Laybouts have four players through to the next round, Mat, Terry, Norman and Diddy (bye) Ben being unfortunate to have drawn teamate Norman.
1976 Bar Billiards junior house champion. Les Hubits Tavern.
Post by Sir Chancelot on Dec 13, 2011 23:42:33 GMT
13/12/11 Guernsey League
Layabouts 2 Giants 3
An under strength Layabouts were fortunate to come away with two points tonight. Supersub Phil Keutzer deputzing for the injured Tel Girard scraped a win against the very unlucky Karl Ogier. Matt Ogier was beaten by an inspired John Van Katwyk. Ben Wilding lost to Luke Oliver in the battle of the youngsters. Tom Oliver scores over 7,000 in 13 minutes leaving Norman with no chance or time to make a comeback. Diddy saved the day with a high scoring win against Bob Le Moignan.
1976 Bar Billiards junior house champion. Les Hubits Tavern.
Guernsey Six-A-Side Open Knockout Semi Final; Giants 1 v Layabouts 5 played at West Legion Club
Layabouts had to call in a couple of family and old friends to make up the six. The scoreline looks a little flattering as many good players failed to get to grips with the table on the night. One of the founder members of the Layabouts Julian Webb made a rare appearance and Diddy's Uncle and former Island player Pete Lowe showed he still has not lost his magic touch.
* indicates opening break. Giants players named first
Tom Oliver* 2,300 Mat Ogier 3,750 Bob Le Moignan 330 Norman Wilkinson* 4,850 Luke Oliver* 670 Julian Webb 1,960 Karl Ogier 1,210 Ben Wilding* 400 John van Katwyk* 290 Pete Lowe 3,830 Terry Kenny 3,000 Paul Dyer* 3,470
Post by Sir Chancelot on Jan 10, 2012 23:59:28 GMT
10th January 2012 Guernsey league
Fontaine 1 Layabouts 4 Closest game was Layabouts Paul Dyer's win over Bob Chapple by just 140 points. Other winners for the away team, Terry Girard, Mat Ogier and Norman W. "Little Legs" saved the whitewash with his win against Ben.
Paul Mason 2,230 Mat Ogier 4,240 Dave Le Maitre 1,020 Terry Girard 4,970 Bob Chapple 3,290 Paul Dyer 3,430 Davey Richardson 1,670 Ben Willding 1,040 Pete Goubert 1,370 Norman Wilkinson 2,000
Baulkliners 1 Breakaways 4 Pete Sanders only winner for the home team.
Post by Sir Chancelot on Jan 17, 2012 16:41:16 GMT
Defending Guernsey league title holders Baulkliners playing at Ex Service Club this evening versus the Layabouts. Will Andy Rundle break his spell of recent bad luck against his former team mates ? Will Trevor beat Diddy's highest score of the season (15,800) ? All will be revealed shortly..............
1976 Bar Billiards junior house champion. Les Hubits Tavern.
17th January 2012 Guernsey League Layabouts v Baulkliners played at The Ex Service Club - away team had the breaks.
Ben Wilding 0 Barry Osbourne 6,030 Ben had an early chance when Barry fluffed his opening break scoring only 300. However Ben lost his 1,300 reply with a clip of a peg, and it was downhill from then on, Ozzy making amends with a very good come back to form.
Terry Girard 1,790 Andy Rundle 4,830 This game had everything and could have gone either way during the first scrappy half. Terry looked favourite for a while before Andy gained some composure and produced a match winning break.
Paul Dyer 2,530 Rod Smith 5,830 Desperate for a win, we put Diddy on against former C.I. Champion Rodders who has not been himself since retiring from work last year. Rodney was back to form and despite Diddy making an attempted comeback half way through the game, Rodney kept his head to make it 3-0 for the reigning champions.
Mat Ogier 1,820 Peter Webb 3,930 the home team's misfortune continued in this game when captain Mat failed to get to grips with the table, and Baulkliners reserve Webby put in a good performance, fully deserving his win.
Norman Wilkinson 810 Trevor Gallienne 14,910 the question in this game was not if Trevor won, but if he could beat the current seasons highest league score held by Diddy. Trevor had practiced, and was looking good to break it, as he set of at his usual deceptively quick pace. Time was on his side, and he could have ended up with 17,000+ we estimated. However he had a spin out on a fifty pocket when all was looking good, to let me back on the table. (Diddy's high score still intact) ;D
So a great win for the defending Champs, however with only half the season gone, all is still wide open and we have to play them twice again this season. 6-4 to them on aggregate does not sound as bad as tonight's result ::)
7th Feb 2012 Giants 1 Layabouts 4 played at La Fontaine. Layabouts back to winning ways following two disastrous home defeats
Tom Oliver 5506 Ben Wilding 0 Ben was looking confident putting in his highest ever break of 3800. However lost it with a difficult ball behind the 30 pocket. Tom took advantage, got the break back and it was all over :'(
John Van Katwyk 1010 Paul Dyer 4050 Diddy took a while to settle, however persistence paid off. No fireworks, but a solid win.
Luke Oliver 2260 Norman Wilkinson 2960 I had to dig deep, After a poor opening break, managed to get a decent break in towards end. Luke had no time to catch up.
Karl Ogier 450 Mat Ogier 6870 Brothers not in love again. Mat put together his highest score of the season with a confident performance ;D ;D ;D
Bob Le Moignan 1080 Pete Lowe 1990 Supersub and former Island Player Pete had a struggle to get in front at first, Very scrappy game, but experience shone through in the end.
The evening was graced by the appearance of Chelle Baden from Jersey, who is over to watch her son play football 8-) 8-) 8-)
Norman Wilkinson 390 Ian Champion 6610 These are two great rivals and the banter usually flows through them. However with the exploits of our last match everybody was on their best behaviour. Ian played well and ended any chance of a Norman win with a good opening break.
Ben Wilding 1170 Gary Naftel 2540
Gary missed early and as frustration grew so did Bens chances. Ben Steadily plodded away and as Gary found it difficult to regain the break. Before the end though Gary settled his nerves to move ahead for 2-0
Paul Dyer 11630 Steve Fallaize 1630
Steve may of wished he didn’t agree to step in as reserve tonight. With Paul Dyer beginning to hit the form that we have not seen for a couple of years gave Steve no chance. Was Steve missed from his opening break. Diddy was like a machine. 1-2 could Layabouts mount a come back
Matt Ogier 280 Darren Ogier 5610
The Battle of the Ogiers (not related) After losing to son Ben at the start of the season on the same table Darren was right to be nervous. He though soon settled those nerves and put in a good 4500 break. Matt had his chance but just not play to his best.
Terry Girard 1410 Roy Le Page 5810
Roy rounded off a great result for the breakaways with an easy victory. Roy showed a bit of the old magic and put the game beyond Terry.
Post by Sir Chancelot on Feb 11, 2012 22:27:02 GMT
Any other Romantics out there ? Whether it is a coincidence or not - no league fixtures scheduled for Tuesday 14th February 2012 - I wonder why ? ::) ::) ::) Somebody on a promise (or threat) when the fixtures were drawn up ? ;)
Current Standings.(Top Four)
Breakaways Played 10 Points 32 Baulkliners Played 10 points 29 Layabouts Played 9 Points 24 Giants Played 11 Points 24
Still all wide open and as competitive as ever here in Guernseyland 8-) 8-) 8-)
Lets all hope we all have some strength left to put in a good performance the following week :o :o ;D ;D
21st Febuary 2012 Layabouts 2 La Fontaine 3 (Away team had the breaks;) Excellent win for Mace's crowd, good evening with loads of banter from the two biggest spending teams (at the bar) in the league. The table was unforgiving and any shot past the 50 pockets was a lottery.
Norman 670 Jers 1920 Jers got off to a slow start. But I struggled and could not get the break back. For me, one of those games you wish to forget. Credit to Dave for mastering the table though.
El Tel 3520 Little Legs 1900 Little Legs on a mission to empty the Guinness barrel, and complaining to Mace about the banning of radios on the building site, his mind was not on the game.
Ben 1680 Mace 2470 Ben showed some glimpses of a return to form. However this loss means he has still only won once this season, Mace played a captain's role and deserved his win.
Diddy 430 Bob Chap 10,330 Bob did not score much in his opening break, however Dids also unusualy suffered on the table, and Bob took advantage towards the end of the game, scoring high and keeping his breaks.
Oggy 2890 Pete Goubert 600 At one stage it looked as though the home team were going to loose this one also. Oggy finding it hard to put a decent score together. However he settled in the second half and kept his scores to claim a well deserved point.
28th February 2012 Baulkliners 4 Layabouts 1 Played at West Legion - Away team had the breaks.
Andy Rundle 3630 Norman Wilkinson 2490 A tense match, with Andy eager to avenge his Islands singles defeat and exit from this years competition. The match started off badly for me when I failed to keep the one up on the super fast top ::) Andy struggled to put a good break in and I got it back. With about 4 minutes to go Andy regained the break and put enough distance between us to stay in front
Pete Sanders 7320 Paul Dyer 5860 The previous occasion when Diddy played here he played the table out, and it looked as though he was going to do that again, but with not such a high score as balls seemed to be spinning out of the pockets. His break finished on 5860, and Pete got it back almost at once. He then set off at a fair pace, consistently, knocking everything in, And it when on and on ! Game over . One break each - A great game to watch :'(
Rodney Smith 3720 Terry Girard 590 Terry suffered the same fate coming up against an on form player, and could not settle or put a decent break together.
Trevor Gallienne 2470 Mat Ogier 2090 Trevor (alias Dick Turpin) :o robbed Mat with a sneaky break at the end when Mat had led all the game. Mat should have sealed it earlier and had some great chances to build up a bigger lead against a less than impressive Trev on the night.The clock seemed to run a bit short also, but it was the same for both players I guess. Baulkiners on a roll and just Ben left to save the brush - And he did ;D
Barry Osborne 3040 Ben Wilding 3850 Ben put in his best performance of the season, with table seeming to suit him. Barry pushed hard to catch him and it was a close run thing. However Ben kept his head and added another former Island champion to his hit list.
So following their 5-0 win against Breakaways the previous week, Baukliners open up a six point lead at the top, and look clear favorites to keep the league winners trophy for another season.
Singles Knockout Quarter Finals (Double Games, to be played before Finals Night-17th April)
w/o T Gallienne v B Osborne v R Le Page @ Ex Service Club
N Wilkinson v T Oliver @ Rangers Club
M Ogier v w/o P Mason v P Sanders @ Fontaine/Rangers
K Ogier v P Le Gallez @ West Legion _______________________________________________________ Pairs Knockout Semi-Finals (Four Games, to be played before Finals Night-17th April)
T Gallienne & B Osborne v w/o P Mason & D Richardson v R Le Page & T Kenny @ Ex Service Club ------------ w/o I Champion & G Naftel v P Dyer & M Ogier v D Ogier & P Le Gallez @ La Fontaine Inn
Finals Night April 17th @ La Fontaine Inn Inter-insular April 21st In Jersey Masters May 4th @ Les Rocquettes Hotel Pairs Open/Int v England (pairs+singles May 5th @ Les Rocquettes Hotel Guernsey Open Singles May 6th @ Les Rocquettes Hotel
Guernsey Barbilliards Knockout Final 27th March 2012-03-28 Layabouts v Baulkliners
Baulkliners began the evening as strong favourites as they took on 4th place Layabouyts. In this 6 a side format of the game with each team having 3 breaks. Baulkliners won the coin toss and had the choice of breaks 1,3,5 or 2,4,6.Opting for the former. Matt Ogier 750 Rodeny Smith 7640 Rodney Smith opened up game 1 and scored a steady if not slow 7000 break and control of the game. Both Players then had a few visits to the table before settling for a Baulkliners win. Paul Dyer 11350 Pete Webb 1430 Paul Dyer put in a good steady start and opened up with around 5000 points. After several visits to the table from both Players Paul did get the break back and scored big to even the match to one a piece but opening up a score advantage. Norman Wilkinson 4230 Pete Sanders 1690 Pete Sanders has had a great season and was strong favourite for this game. He however missed early on and allowed Norman to put in a captains performance to take the advantage and win his match against the break.
Julian Webb 2280 Andy Rundle 2310 The pressure was really on Julian as he was drafted in only at the last minute as there 6th man. Although Julian has played before he had only played once this season and therefore expectations of victory were low. However throughout he played good steady billiards and put a lot of pressure on Island Player Andy Rundle. With the bar now dropped there were only 50 points between the 2. Andy managed to score enough though level things back up. Terry Girard 4370 Barry Osborne 1940 Barry set off well and scored just over 1000 points but missed an easy shot to allow Terry in. Both players though could not put in any sort of score to runaway with this one. On several occasions Terry would under hit his shot and allow Barry in. Barry could never capitalise though eventually Terry sorted himself out and put his team 3-2 up and 7800. One game to play
Pete Lowe 1200 Trevor Gallienne 11520 Although Pete had the break he was always under pressure as the former world champion was just biding his time. Pete though managed a 1200 break meaning Trevor would require 9000 plus to win this one. He dually obliged playing the remainder of the table time to knock in a 11520 break and victory for his team.
The league winners title could be decided tonight (or not) as first placed Breakaways are home to Trevor Gallienne's Baulkliners at the Rangers Club.
Breakaways narrow one point lead at the top is weakened by the fact that Baulkliners have two more matches to play, whereas Breakaways last game is this evening. Baulkliners obviously start as favorites, as they have the breaks, and they played well as a team during their knockout final the previous week on the same table.
A good win for Breakaways could mean that the title decider will go to the wire, however Baulkliners will have the breaks next week also against Layabouts 8-) (who drew up this fixture list ?) ::) ::) ::)
10th April 2012, Layabouts 0 Baulkliners 5 played at Ex Service (Away team had the breaks)
Although this will go down as a whitewash,the newly crowned champions did not have it all their own way, and three of the games were decided on the final shot. The table had apparently been moved due to new lights fitted above and re levelled, not by the home team, much to the surprise of someone who was after a big break....
Norman Wilkinson 3080 Barry Osborne 3570 Barry was out to avenge a defeat I had inflicted on him earlier in the season, but was off his opening break early without score, so I quickly went in front and remained that way for most of the game. Then Ozzy rallied and was on the table when the bar dropped. He sneaked ahead and only had to sink the red in the 100 to be sure, but missed the final pot. I had one chance with the red in the 200 to win, but missed by a fraction. Ozzy then potted the 100 on his second attempt - game over ::) ::)
Terry Girard 240 Rodney Smith 6440 This was not to be Terry's night and veteran Rodders was his usual slow methodical, but consistent self, carving out break after break and keeping his scores
Paul Dyer 4170 Trevor Gallienne 4300 Trevor was out to take the highest score off his opponent who had set 15880 on the Legion table at the start of the season. From the outset, it looked as though this wasn't going to happen for Trev, with balls not dropping as sweetly as usual and a lot of shots going astray slowing down his scoring rate :o when he was off at 1500 it was obvious that Diddy's score would be safe, and this was going to be a dogfight for just pride. Diddy forged ahead and looked certain to win for a while. However Trev timed his comeback to perfection as usual playing out the remaining time with just enough points to claim the bragging rights.
Ben Wilding 0 (bp) Andy Rundle 5910 Ben played a steady game, but was never going to overhaul Andy who put in a steady and confident performance
Mat Ogier 1480 Pete Sanders 1660 Another game that could have gone either way, both players struggling to put any decent breaks together. Mat had a chance when the bar had dropped to make things safe, however the game was going to go the same way as the other 4 and it was going to be the league champions night, with a convincing points win.